Following his highly successful participation in the Euro Winners Cup earlier this month in Catania, FIFA Beach Soccer Referee Jude Amin Utulu has been appointed as one of the officials at the 1st edition of the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Jude Amin Utulu’s performances in Catania were so impressive and consistent that he was appointed for no less than seventeen games, including the final between the Russian team of BSC Kristall and home team DomusBet BS Catania. The Russian team won 6-2 to claim their second straight Euro Winners Cup crown.
In Baku, eight national teams will be participating in the Beach Soccer competition which will take place between 24th and 28th of June.
Matches will be played on a round-robin format in two groups: Group A is made up of hosts Azerbaijan, Portugal, Switzerland and Ukraine; while Group B includes Russia, Hungary, Italy and Spain. Two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals, and then for the final.